Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad
Grilled peach and burrata salad is summertime on a plate. The mix of grilled peaches, creamy burrata, arugula, pine nuts and balsamic is perfection. When it comes to summer salads, this one’s a winner.
I’m holding on to the last glimmer of summer with this grilled peach and burrata salad. Can you believe it – there’s technically only one week of summer left. Of course, it’ll still feel like summer in SoCal for another month or so, but there’s definitely been a change in the weather. Or at least the mood.
You only have have to visit Whole Foods and see their pumpkin displays to know that most (except me) have moved on from the days of beachy hair and sand between our toes. Wait, no more fruity acai bowls on the beach?!
Well, I’m sure I’ll still be enjoying those into fall (a fall according to Cali standards). But while there’s still a bit of sunshine and warmth in the air, I highly recommend you whip up this grilled peach and burrata salad. It’s a super easy, sweet, flavorful and beautiful salad.
Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad
If you have an outdoor grill to grill the peaches, all the better for that summertime, smoky flavor. But as I’m currently without an outdoor grill, I just grilled them up in my cast iron grill pan. Coat the peaches with a little butter or ghee and a sprinkle of coconut sugar so they get all caramelized on the outside.
While the peaches are grilling up, make a quick balsamic reduction. Of course, you can skip this step, but I personally love a thick and sweet balsamic syrup. For a lighter option, you can whip up this balsamic vinaigrette!
Then, all that’s left to do is assemble. Add some arugula to a plate along with a couple of peach slices, a dollop or two of burrata and a sprinkle of pine nuts. Drizzle a little olive oil and your reduced balsamic on top and finish it off with a little cracked pepper. Voila.
Surprisingly, you could even make this salad dairy free if you’d like and it’ll still taste fab. Just coat the peaches in olive oil before grilling and instead of using burrata, add a dollop of my vegan cashew ricotta (coming next week).
For more delicious summertime salads, check out my Fresh Corn Salad, Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad, Melon Mozzarella Salad with Basil, Stone Fruit Salad, BLT Salad and Orange, Fennel and Avocado Salad. Enjoy!
Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad
- 8 oz burrata cheese
- 3 peaches
- 1 tbsp butter or ghee
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 4 cups arugula
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- black pepper, to taste
- Heat the grill on medium heat. If using an outdoor grill, slice the peaches in half to prevent falling through the grates. If using an indoor grill pan, you can slice the peaches into quarters.
- Brush the open side of the peaches with butter or ghee and sprinkle with coconut sugar. Then, grill the peach slices for 2-3 minutes on each side, until you have grill marks and the open edge has caramelized.
- While the peaches are grilling, add the balsamic vinegar to a small pot on medium heat and cook for 5 minutes, or until slightly reduced. It will continue to thicken as it cools.
- To assemble the salad, add a small handful of arugula to a plate, a couple of peach slices, and chunks of burrata. Sprinkle some pine nuts and drizzle with olive oil and the reduced balsamic vinegar. Top it off with a little cracked black pepper.
- If you’re not a fan of arugula, you could use spinach, frisee, or another salad green.
Adding the burrata isn’t included in the steps. Do you heat it first, or just dollop some on the plate at the end step?
Thanks for pointing that out Lynne! Just updated, as you’ll dollop it onto the plate at the end.
You didn’t say how to include the burrata cheese in the final salad assembly.
Thanks for catching that! Just updated :)
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Hi Sharon- Wonderful! I’m glad you loved the chia seed pudding :)
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I love your recipes and this is another one that I make again and again. This recipe introduced me to burrata cheese and I’m in love with it now! This salad’s flavor combination is delicious!
Hi Amy – Wow! I’m glad I introduced you to burrata cheese with this recipe :) It’s one of my favorite cheeses.
Lisa, this salad is incredible! Granted, I forgot the pine nuts from my list, but have walnuts from the trees in our yard; those toasted / chopped are delightful with the flavor profile. For the life of me, I could not find burrata cheese in the stores near my home. I thought goat cheese crumbles would be good, and they did not disappoint. It’s soft and creamy, too, and the slight tang / saltiness is a subtle, pleasurable contrast to the sweetness of the peaches. I made the balsamic reduction from scratch (used honey), and mixed field greens which had plenty of arugula. Even the Hub gave this salad lots of compliments, and craned his neck toward the kitchen to see if there was any more left! This will be a go-to as long as peaches are in season. Thank you for another winning recipe!
Yay, I’m so happy you both loved the salad recipe Suzi! It’s so easy to make once you toss a few peaches on the grill. And the goat cheese sounds like a perfect sub for the burrata. Kudos on making the balsamic reduction yourself as well! Hope you enjoy it again and again. :)
Perfect refreshing dish for the last peaches of the season. Yum!
I know! The peaches are making way for pumpkins – eeek! How are we in pumpkin season already? ;)
I am such a huge fan of grilled peaches! I, too, am not quite ready to let go of summer! I love the idea of the balsamic! I’ll keep my eye out for next weeks post as I am lactose intolerant!
Grilled peaches are the best! And balsamic makes everything taste better. ;) Definitely keep your eyes peeled for that cashew ricotta next week, it’s such a great alternative. :) x
Gorgeous! Peaches are perfection on the grill. And I LOVE all the balsamic you used!
I’m obsessed with balsamic, so the more I can drizzle the better. ;) x
Yes to more grilled fruit. Looks so yummy and light.
Seriously. I kinda think we should grill all fruit. It really does elevate the flavor. :)
What a great looking salad! I love all your flavors you have!
Thanks! Pretty salads always make for delicious salads. ;)
Great combination of flavors there, love it! <3
Love peaches during the summer!